Sustainable Fashion: How to Walk the Talk

This op shop frequenter says we should all be thrifters - and we agree

Creativity 3 min read Aug 15, 2018

We recently discovered Brisbane blogger Hannah Klose and we’re totally in love!

Great style, guilt-free shopping, second-hand finds - she’s everything a girl could ask for in a fashion inspiration. Plus, you’ll never catch her without a tumbler of coffee - reusable, of course.

If your closet could go a bit more eco, here are just a few priceless ideas from this op shop aficionado on how to keep your wardrobe mean, green, and Insta-worthy.

Repurpose your old jeans.

Turn used denims into a cute DIY mini-skirt. You’ll never throw out tattered jeans again. Wonder if we can do that with jeggings, too…

Why buy when you can rent?

When she needed something dressy for a special occasion, Hannah took to Outdress and found herself a winning outfit. How stunning is this sheer little number? Retails for more than $600 versus only $65 to borrow for an entire week, y’all!

SOMETHING BORROWED || Ever gotten slightly panicky about what you’re going to wear to a fancy event? 🙋🏻‍♀️ Meet @outdress_app the free app that helps you raid wardrobes Australia-wide so you can rent the perfect piece for your next soirée, like this @thurleyofficial dress I would never even dream of wearing IRL! And the best part (aside from not having to get a second mortgage to fund your fashion choices) is that you’re not adding to the growing pile that will land in landfill - 6000kg of textiles goes there every 10 minutes in Australia ♻️ Check the link in bio for more! || clutch - $1.75 @ Bardos Bazaar Caloundra • sandals - $3 @ Mercy opshop Bribie Island || 📷 @danturner_26 . . . . . #outdress #rentwearreturn #thurley #whatwerewearing #sharingiscaring #barossavalley #radelaide #circulareconomy #dresshirebrisbane #somethingborrowed #slowfashion #fashrev #waronwaste #sustainablestyle #sharingeconomy #nevereverpayretail

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Mix and match.

Take the same frock and pair it with a collared shirt or a plain tee. Or wear a short dress tucked under a longer skirt. And voila, a whole new outfit!

And if we can throw one more tip into the mix:

Upcycle with colours.

Take timeless pieces from the back of your closet and breathe new life into them with nature’s hues. Australia is chock-full of seasonal plants to turn your ordinary cloth into wearable art. Best of all, nature’s dyes are free.

Create wearable art straight from nature!
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Eco-Printing & Ecology Workshop

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